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Masaaki Sakai marries long-term partner 22 years his junior

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TV personality Masaaki Sakai, 65, has married his partner of nine years, a woman 22 years his junior. In a fax sent from Sakai's talent management agency to media, it was revealed that the couple got married on Aug 6 at their local ward office.

Sakai is believed to have met the woman in 2002, after which they were seen on vacation together in Bali, Indonesia in 2003. Sources close to the couple said that Sakai, who has been married and divorced twice, did not remarry at the time out of consideration for his daughters, but that he now deemed them to be mature enough to accept his moving on.

According to the press release, the couple do not plan to hold a wedding reception.

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I'm happy for Sakai Masaaki. I've been a fan of his since his group sounds and Jikan Desuyo days.

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where's the pic of the young bride ?

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I love his lack of eye sockets and eye brows. He is cute that way. Smart man.

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where's the pic of the young bride ?

65-22=43

Not a young bride

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Third time's a charm.

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one more man making a fool of himself.

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I'm appalled. Someone as famous as him should have married someone at least half his age, not a mere 22 years younger.

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And why are they still using fax machines? It's like the 8-track tape of communications.

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The ideal age for a man's bride is half his age plus 17.

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I don't see why the big fuss. The woman is in her 40's,not some young chippy. And he waited a while to marry,not jumped into it . Good luck to them.

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I love his lack of eye sockets and eye brows.

do you know...cosmetic surgeries ?

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The guy is a noisy cook.

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I will always wish Mr Sakai all the very best. A childhood hero of mine, wish he will be happy and fulfilled.

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monkey magic is a fab childhood memory! and besides, people can marry whomever they like!

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I am careless what he wants to do in his life. But, I would like to know how many children he has produced in bad marriages. I hope they are all grown up to be law abiding citizens in J. society.

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They've been together for 9 years already. Not like he's marrying some 22 year old TV talento he met at a party 3 months ago. Even if that was the story, I wouldn't care.

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People always say 'age does not matter', meaning the (huge) difference in age. Until they find out it does.

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